WHAT: Severe t-storms capable of damaging winds, large hail, and isolated tornadoes.
WHEN: 11:00 pm – 2:00 am
The Storm Prediction Center has issued a mesoscale discussion (purple circled area) for our area, saying that a tornado watch is forthcoming.
A tornado watch is now in effect for southern Kentucky until 3:00 am CDT. That was just issued.
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We will need to be weather aware the rest of the evening, but especially after 11:00 and on through about 2:00 am. The squall line should be rather quick to come and go. There is the possibility of a storm or two developing ahead of the line. We’ll be mindful of that, too.
Treat severe t-storm warnings with this system as you would a tornado warning. These storms are capable of producing 70-80 mph wind gusts, which is the same winds of an EF-0 tornado. Whether spinning around or coming straight at you, those are winds you would need to take cover for.
Again, the winds that some of these storms could put down could easily knock out the lights. Be prepared for that, just in case.
RadarScope continues to show storms developing across western Middle TN. We’ll be tracking those eastward. Storms are now moving through the Nashville area. Wind gusts to 70 mph are possible with these storms. The warning for Music City expires at 10:15.